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Measles Rash (Overview)

Measles is a very contagious (easily spread) illness caused by a virus. The rash of measles * Usually appears 3 - 5 days after the first signs of being sick * May last 4 - 7 days * Usually starts on the head and spreads to other areas, moving down the body * Rash may appear as flat, discolored areas (macules) and solid, red, raised areas (papules) that later join together * Itchy


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What should I do if I think i'm having a measles rash?

What should I do if I think i'm having a measles rash?

Don't infect others: Stay home, rest, and do not infect your friend, coworkers, family and acquaintances. If you have deadly enemies you might want to visit them. ...Read more

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Measles Rash (Overview)

Measles is a very contagious (easily spread) illness caused by a virus. The rash of measles * Usually appears 3 - 5 days after the first signs of being sick * May last 4 - 7 days * Usually starts on the head and spreads to other areas, moving down the body * Rash may appear as flat, discolored areas (macules) and solid, red, raised areas (papules) that later join together * Itchy


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What should I do if I think i'm having a measles rash?

Don't infect others: Stay home, rest, and do not infect your friend, coworkers, family and acquaintances. If you have deadly enemies you might want to visit them. ...Read more

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What does a measles rash look like?

What does a measles rash look like?

Google it: Truly a picture is worth a thousand words and google images has some great pictures. http://dermatology.about.com/od/infectionvirus/ig/measles/ here is one link. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a child has the measles rash?

How can you tell if a child has the measles rash?

Measles: Measles signs and symptoms appear seven to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Signs and symptoms of measles typically include:fever, dry cough, runny nose, sore throat, inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis), sensitivity to light, tiny white spots with bluish-white centers found inside the mouth on the inner lining of the cheek, called koplik's spots, a skin rash made up of large, flat blotches. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what does the measles rash actually look like?

Pricky Heat: Prickly heat. Or pink/red dots like a marker dot all over the body. There a number of infections that can have similar rashes. Measles has other symptoms, such as fever, cough, and runny nose. ...Read more

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Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

No : Measles tends to appear as small spots whereas the rash of erythema infectiosum characteristically appears as a solid redness on the cheek (slapped cheek) with lacy like red spots or blotches on the extremities. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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Does the measles rash look the the hand-foot-mouth rash?

Does the measles rash look the the hand-foot-mouth rash?

Not really: Measles rash occurs after several days of high fever, runny nose, nasty conjunctivitis and often cough. It starts at the head and moves downward and is red and flat and often very expansive all over the body.. Hand foot and mouth usually is blistery and occurs on the hands, feet, mouth, and groin areas most commonly. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Koplik Spots (Definition)

Small white spots on the inside of the cheeks can be a sign of a viral infection If they have a bluish center they are called "Koplik spots", which are caused by Measles. Larger spots, and spots that can be scraped off are an indication of a ...Read more